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- Posted on Nov 8th 2010 12:00PM by Charley Rogulewski
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For their set, Best Coast -- Cosentino, bassist Bobb Bruno and drummer Ali Koehler -- whipped through songs off their debut, 'Crazy for You.' The album is a collection of short pop songs inspired by surf rock and doo-wop that Cosentino wrote after relocating from her native Southern California to New York and then back again. As she put it, much of the songs were about "moving somewhere you don't like and being mean to people."
"Bobb is so excited to see Mastodon and Suicidal Tendencies. He has to play in a girly pop band but all he wants to do is listen to Godflesh," Cosentino said of the more hardcore acts playing Fun Fun Fun Fest later in the day.
Best Coast ended things with one of their first singles, the punchy 'When I'm With You' followed by 'Each and Every Day.' With those catchy tracks and Cosentino's charm, it was clear how the band has been able to propel itself out of obscurity only eight months ago into being one of most anticipated acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest.